Security forces ready to face any eventuality: Nishank
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 23:31
  
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government today said security forces were keeping a tight vigil during ongoing Maha Kumbh in Haridwar and there was no shortage of force for the mega religious event.

"The security forces are maintaining high alert and keeping vigil in Haridwar and they are ready to face any eventuality," Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank told reporters here.

There is no shortage of force in the Kumbh mela and 25 companies of PAC have already arrived from Uttar Pradesh, he said.

Meanwhile, seeking extension of industrial package for the state, which expires on March 31, the chief minister expressed hope that the Centre would fulfill the demand in the upcoming Union budget.

He also demanded the Centre to immediately release Rs 330 crore as additional assistance to Uttarakhand as the financial year comes to close next month.

Nishank also demanded Rs 100 cr to meet the expenditure of security on international borders.

-PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 23:31


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